Reference Books for Swarovski Collectors – WHY You Shouldn’t Buy Them


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There are books in the marketplace that claim to provide current retail values for Retired Swarovski Crystal. In actuality, what they are providing is ‘insurance’ values, should you need them, if there is a loss/breakage of Swarovski crystal items in your collection. Insurance companies, likewise, recognize and will pay your claim based on these ‘values’ because the author is a certified appraiser. Although this is nice information to have should you need to file an insurance claim, it is seldom needed.
Added to these values, are commissions that you would pay to Secondary Market Specialists should you purchase your crystal from them. This makes these ‘supposed values’ pretty much moot from reality in the open marketplace as they do not reflect a truly fair market value. In fact, it makes the values published totally overestimated. You can buy these products for a lot less than their ‘estimated replacement values’.

You can get more realistic values at CFC for $29.95 a year (with no costly shipping fees) in our FABULOUS CFC Photo Galleries in FULL COLOR – with MORE THAN 11,000 Photos!
www.CrystalFanaticsClub.com

If you need insurance + secondary market commission values, then you can certainly pay $135 + shipping for both books you will need with less Photos, in Black & White, or $300 + shipping for the color editions. You will need to buy these same, bulky books each year for updates.  That’s a pretty hefty yearly investment to pay for overvalued retirement estimates.

For those of you who live in the UK, you can download insurance values (they are a lot different there), for FREE from our good friend & well-known, trustworthy Secondary Market Specialist at The Crystal Lodge.
http://www.thecrystallodge.co.uk/

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4 thoughts on “Reference Books for Swarovski Collectors – WHY You Shouldn’t Buy Them

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  3. Robert says:

    I think that all collectors of Swarovski should avoid these so call annual valuation books.
    As the values in these books are based one I dealers options at one point in the year,and I think that so called dealer must live in Disney World and not the real world. Because the values given in these books are only to be found in Never Never Land.
    The only way to get true values for your Swarovski items is to contact other collectors and see what collectors are prepared to pay for a particular item. The best place to do this is through The Crystal Fanatics Club (CFC) run by a Swarovski collector for Swarovski collectors.

    • Robert says:

      Correction to the above comment.due to typing error.
      The third line should read.
      As the values in these books are based on one dealers opinions at one point in the year,

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